Hunt fundraiser gallops home with €47,000

By Amy Lewis

Pictured right at the handover of the cheque were (from left) back -Jimmy Devereux, Aly Keane, Niamh Dempsey (Nurse), Aileen O'Meara (Nurse) and Ciaran Moran; front - Annaleigh Hore, Philip Hore and Valerie Hore.
Pictured right at the handover of the cheque were (from left) back -Jimmy Devereux, Aly Keane, Niamh Dempsey (Nurse), Aileen O'Meara (Nurse) and Ciaran Moran; front - Annaleigh Hore, Philip Hore and Valerie Hore.

It may have taken only several weeks to pull together, but the Killinick Harriers certainly managed to pull their charity hunt off when they raised a staggering €47740.75.

The event, which was organised in aid of St Anne's Day Care Ward in St Vincent's Hospital, was the brainchild of 26-year-old Phil Hore from Tomhaggard. Phil is currently battling cancer himself and owing to the care he has received in St Anne's, he decided to give something back.

Phil's friends Ciaran Moran and Aly Keane assisted him in organising the big event, while a committee was also formed to get things off the ground. Their efforts certainly proved worthwhile as 220 people showed up to take part. Aly said that they never expected the fundraiser to be as successful as it was.

'We said we would be happy with a few grand but the money kept coming in,' she said. 'Everyone was so generous.'

An auction and raffle were also held which included various items and prizes donated by local businesses.

Phil, Aly and Ciaran recently gathered with other members of The Killinick Harriers to present their cheque to nurses from the ward.

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